Theme: Climate Change, Human Mobility and Sustainable Investments
Date: November 27-30, 2023.
The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) Global Migration Summit is an annual international conference. The Canadian host for the Fourth Summit is once again Abedorc Productions Inc. (Dorc Radio and Dorc Tv), in Toronto Canada. Their Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yinka Farinde, successfully hosted the 3rd edition of the summit in Toronto in 2022. Originally scheduled for October 2-14, the Summit will now be held between November 27-30, 2023. The opening session of the hybrid summit is to be beamed from the Abedorc Productions Inc studio in Toronto on November 28 while the grand finale will take place at the Belmont Event Space, Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada on November 29.
PARTNERS: First Fridays Toronto, Medga Evers College, City University, New York City, USA, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Rayopay Travels, Nigeria, Nakotech Center for Labour Diplomacy, Ghana and others.
Programme Schedule With Dates.
• Sunday, November 26, 2023- Arrival of participants and registration.
• Monday, November 27, 2023: Press Conference at Abedorc Productions Inc Studio.
VENUE: 37 Racine Road, Unit 1b, ON M9V 4J8Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
• Tuesday November 28, 2023: Summit Day One (Opening Day).
VENUE: 37 Racine Road, Unit 1b, ON M9V 4J8 Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
• Wednesday November 29, 2023 :Summit Day Two/Awards (Grand Finale).
VENUE: Belmont Event Space, 655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3, Canada.
• Thursday November 30, 2023: Site-Seeing/Rest Day.
• Friday, 1 December, 2023: Departure.
TARGET AUDIENCE: 100 participants to include international participants and residents of Canada joined through in-person discussions, and the hybrid-event. Who should participate? Journalists, immigration and judicial workers, legislature, youth trainers, entrepreneurs, captains of industry, academics, migrant workers, migration institutions, migrants (refugees, asylum-seekers, involuntary migrants, climate migrants, remittance workers and more) government agencies, non-governmental organizations, religious organizations, government officials, students, youth representatives, community leaders and others.
Migration is increasingly one of the most important global issues faced by communities and nations today. Yet it remains unplanned, unpleasant, and unmanaged. Our Summit seeks to bring out real information and real opportunities associated with migration (of all types) and facilitate a solutions-oriented exchange on differing ideas, practices and capacities.
• Promote robust policy inputs with clear benefits for safe, orderly and regular migration and the global economy.
• Serve as an avenue to enhance media professionals and other stakeholders’ capacity on migration matters – balancing shock value with success stories.
• Facilitate networking among migration advocates, institutions, and government entities to plan for migrant absorption, and promotion of migrants’ rights and migration governance.
• Facilitate advancement of the economy through knowledge sharing among migration advocates, media, organizations, and other professionals.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate Change, Human Mobility And Sustainable Investments
The theme is a precursor to analyzing the dynamism of migration and the global economic order with the intent toidentify feasible solutions to noticeable challenges, as well as mitigation measures and concrete actions that lead to less dangerous and better managed human movement, with the hope for better global climate adaptation and mitigation.
In line with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10.7 requiring extensive consultations and engagements with the stakeholders to facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration, the conference shall accommodate presentations on climate change with strategies to mitigate the effects, administration of migrant with a review of the United Nations 2030 and 2050 alarm on climate change and steps to adapt to and mitigate the effects. The summit shall also dwells on the overviews of human mobility with special assessment of Canada immigration policies, opportunities, investment drives, labour migration, human trafficking, gender matters, regular and irregular migration, migrant health, decent work, and migration reportage dynamisms with focus on the need for the media to continue to take the lead in providing quality information on migration choices premised on safe,orderly and safe migration.
RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES AND PLACES TO VISIT:
The participants will enjoy a brief tourism excursions and evening events at leisure during their stay in Toronto and other places in Canada with visits to places like CN Tower,and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
About Abedorc Productions Inc
ABEDORC productions Inc is a Canada based company founded in 1999 with the aims and objectives of promoting arts and entertainment with respect to music and movies predominantly from all parts of Africa by Yinka Farinde who is the C.E.O of this successful establishment. The company is proud owner of tv and radio stations.
Founded in 2018, the Journalists International Forum For Migration- JIFORM with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria held its first Global Summit on migration in Abuja, capital of Nigeria between November 26 and 27, 2019 and had since become a global force in migration affairs.
The body was part of the top media team selected across the world by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and assembled in Tunisia between December 9 and 12, 2019 to develop an ethical charter for journalists covering migration. JIFORM, a Non Profit, Non-Governmental and professional body is now a rallying point and umbrella body for journalists covering migration with human face and passion with over 300 members across the continents.
Having successfully organized several capacity building workshops for journalists, it held her second Global Summit between October 15 and 16, 2020 combining both physical and virtual presentations at Pensioners FM, Ibadan Oyo State with over 140 participants across the globe.
Apart from, the JIFORM initiated the West African Migration Summit which debut in Lome, Togo between June 22-23, 2021, held its 3rd Global Migration summit in October Toronto in 2022 and went on to collaborate with the City University, Brooklyn to organized intercontinental summit in New York City in November 2022. ,
JIFORM has a history of collaborations with the IOM Nigeria, Ghana, and Gambia and various migration agencies both within and outside Africa. In 2022, the leadership of JIFORM under Dr Ajibola Abayomi published a book titled: Guide To Migration Reportage in 2021 containing series of migration reportage and step by step approach on coverage of Migration matters.
DAY ONE AGENDA
DATE: NOVEMBER 28, 2023
ABEDORC PRODUCTIONS INC STUDIO, 37 RACINE ROAD ETOBICOKE, TORONTO CANADA
TORONTO TIME: 10: AM
|11 AM-11: 30 AM||INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS||MASTER OF CEREMONY|
|11:30 AM-11: 45 AM||WELCOME ADDRESS.||MR YINKA FARINDE, CEO ABEDORC PRODUCTIONS INC, TORONTO/CHIEF HOST|
|11: 45 AM- 12: 00||REMARKS: 4TH JIFORM GLOBAL SUMMIT IN PERSPECTIVE||DR AJIBOLA ABAYOMI, PRESIDENT JIFORM|
|12:00 PM-12: 40 PM||GOODWILL MESSAGES||HON GERRY WEINERFORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, CANADA.OCANSEY,MEMBER AFRICAN UNION LABOUR MIGRATION ADVISORY COMMITTEENERMIN. K AHMADCONVENER SUBCOMMITTEE ON XENOPHOBIA, RACISMAND SOCIAL INCLUSION, at the UNITED NATIONS. PROFESSOR BYRON PRICE,City University, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.|
|12:40 PM-12: 50 PM||IMPACT INVESTMENT: A MITIGATION STRATEGY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE||MR GERHARD BAYER, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CSRSPACE, LLC, US.|
|12:50 PM- 1: 15 PM||QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS||ALL PARTICIPANTS|
|1: 15 PM-1:30 PM||LAUNCH||ALL PARTICIPANTS|
|1:30 pm- 1: 50 pm||CANADA HOSPITALITY SECTOR AND BENEFITS TO TOURISTS||WARREN SALMOT,President First Friday, Toronto|
|1:50 PM- 2: 10 PM||MEDIA MANAGEMENT OF MIGRANTS, ECONOMY AND DATA ANALYSIS||PHILOMENA GNANAPRAGASAM, DIRECTOR OF THE ASIA PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR BROADCASTING DEVELOPMENT (AIBD), MALAYSIA.|
|2:10 PM-2: 20 PM||QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS||ALL PARTICIPANTS|
|2:20 PM-2:40 PM||REVIEW OF THE SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS.||JIFORM OFFICIALS|
|2:40 PM-2:55 PM||GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS||ALL PARTICIPANTS|
|2:55 PM-3:00 PM||VOTE OF THANKS|
DAY 2: GRAND FINALE
DATE: NOVEMBER 29, 2023
VENUE: BELMONT EVENT SPACE, ETOBICOKE, TORONTO CANADA
TORONTO TIME: 11: AM
|11:00 AM- 11: 30 AM||INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS||MASTER OF CEREMONY.|
|11: 30 AM- 12-00 PM||CUTURAL DISPLAYS AND MUSICAL INTERLUDE||MASTER OF CEREMONY|
|12:00 PM-12: 20 PM||OPENING REMARK: EVIDENCE BASED REPORTING AND MIGRATION TERMINOLOGIES.||DR AJIBOLA ABAYOMI,PRESIDENT JIFORM|
|12:20PM -12: 45 PM||KEYNOTE ADDRESS:ECONOMIC RECOVERY PATHWAYS IN AFRICA THROUGH PARTNERSHIP ON INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY WITH CANADA.||HON GERRY WEINER FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE / MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP, IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEES,CANADA.|
|12:45PM-1:20PM||MEDIA ROLES IN CHANGING THE NARRATIVE ON MIGRATION: BEST PRACTICES, SOCIAL INCLUSION, AND CONCERNS||NERMIN. K AHMADCONVENER SUBCOMMITTEE ON XENOPHOBIA AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF NGO COMMITTEE ON MIGRATION REPRESENTING CIVIL SOCIETY AT UNITED NATIONS.|
|1:20 PM-1:40PM||QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS||ALL PARTICIPANTS|
|1:40 PM-2:20 PM||COUNTER AND AFFIRMATION ACTIONS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SURVIVOR ANALYSIS.||KELLY TALLON FRANKLIN,MEMBER ECONOMIC COUNCIL AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) DELEGATE AND PANEL EXPERT AT THE UN WOMEN’S SUMMITS AND CANADIAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SURVIVOUR ACTIVIST.|
|2:20 PM- 2:35 PM||LAUNCH||ALL PARTICIPANTS|
|2:35 PM- 2:50PM||REVIEW OF THE SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS.||BY DR AJIBOLA ABAYOMI, PRESIDENT OF JIFORM|
|2:50 PM-3: 30PM||AWARD SESSION||DIGNITARIES AND PARTICIPANTS|
|3:30 PM-3: 15PM||GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS||DIGNITARIES AND PARTICIPANTS|
|3:15 PM- 3:25 PM||VOTE OF THANKS||MR YINKA FARINDE, CEOABEDORC PRODUCTIONS/CHIEF HOST|